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St Barnabas's Church, Gloucester - geograph.org.uk - 59405.jpg
St Barnabas's Church
Tuffley is located in Gloucestershire
Location within Gloucestershire
Population5,889 (2011, ward)[1]
OS grid referenceSO824151
• London113m
  • Gloucester
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtGL4
Dialling code01452
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°50′06″N 2°15′24″W / 51.835048°N 2.256743°W / 51.835048; -2.256743Coordinates: 51°50′06″N 2°15′24″W / 51.835048°N 2.256743°W / 51.835048; -2.256743

Tuffley is one of the fifteen wards of the English city of Gloucester. The ward, which is non-parished and situated near Robinswood Hill toward the south of the city, has services including schools, shops and a park.


Tuffley is a suburb of Gloucester, in the county of Gloucestershire. Recorded as Tuffley, Tufley, Tufly, Tuffel, Tuffill and possibly others, this suburb was once a village mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Tuffelege', which suggests a meaning of Tuffa's farm, with Tuffa being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. To this was added the suffix 'leah,' meaning a fenced enclosure or farm.[2]

In 1900, Lower Tuffley was moved into the parish of Quedgeley.[3]

The side of Holmleigh Parade in January 2017


Four local churches have a base in Tuffley: St George's (Church of England) is on Grange Road, Lower Tuffley and St Barnabas (Church of England) is on Stroud Road. The tower of St Barnabas is a local landmark. English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) is on Tuffley Lane and the Grange Baptist Church (Baptist) is also on Grange Road.

Amenities and transport[edit]

There are two public houses in the Tuffley area, the Pike and Musket and the Fox and Elm. There are 2 libraries, a community centre, a sports centre, and a shopping centre.


Tuffley Rovers F.C., a football team based in the ward, were formed in 1929 and play at Glevum Park in Gloucester operating five Saturday adult sides, a veterans team and a full youth section. Their best result in the FA Cup was a 2nd qualifying round defeat in 1999–2000 to Lymington & New Milton, while they reached the 2nd round in the FA Vase in the 1994–95 season.[4]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Surname Database: Tuffley Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database.
  3. ^ "The Early History of Quedgeley". Quedgeley News.
  4. ^ Tuffley Rovers at the Football Club History Database

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